Latest ATH News

  • 09 Apr 2018: Future ATH setters are confirmed as Lady Strange and the Earl of Yarborough (2019) & Apopheniacs Anonymous (2020). Volunteers for 2021 and beyond are invited to apply here.
  • 02 Dec 2018: Apologies for the delay, the Poster is now available to download.
  • 16 Dec 2018: The 2018 ATH was released at 5pm on 17th December.
  • 15 Jan 2019: The 2018 ATH is now closed
Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt

Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt

Welcome to Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt! This annual hunt has been running for over 30 years. Just before Christmas, a setting team buries or hides a small box somewhere in England, and posts on this website a set of elaborate puzzles and clues that reveal the hiding place. The challenge is to be the first to unearth the box, which usually takes a dedicated team anywhere from a week to a month.

Download the 2018 Poster PDF document 2018 Poster document in PDF format.

Although the Hunt is now closed the 2018 ATH can still be downloaded here: 2018 ATH PDF document ATH2018

If you have submitted an entry and haven't had receipt confirmed, please e-mail me at

I will validate my solution document against a sample of the 35 entries received and publish a draft in the next week or so. It will be updated once all entries have been marked.